Children’s Nursing at University Hospitals

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) is a progressive and internationally recognised teaching hospital in the heart of a vibrant city – a beautiful city bursting with character and providing the perfect work-life balance.

Why choose us?

To work in a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC

The Regional Children’s Hospital for the South West and recognised Centre of Excellence for all paediatric services including: Cardiac, Oncology, Renal, Burns, Trauma, and Neurosciences.

The Faculty of Children’s Nurse Education

Now in its fifth year, the Faculty of Children’s Nurse Education provides a variety of specialist courses and study events, helping Nurses improve their knowledge and skills so they can continue to develop and deliver an excellent quality of care in innovative ways. It is the first and only in-house nurse education faculty in the U.K.

Continued support for career development

Our Clinical Support Facilitators are committed to providing effective nurse education, competency-based training and clinical support for all nursing staff throughout their careers.

Comprehensive orientation for new starters

Our Clinical Nursing Orientation Programme gives new starters a great opportunity to meet a variety of clinical specialists and educators from around the hospital, encouraging them to think about how they would like their careers to progress here at UH Bristol.

Join our friendly, dedicated, innovative team and make a real difference to the care of patients in Bristol and across the South West.
Head of Nursing
It’s exciting to be part of something that impacts the care and treatment of children within the Hospital and Community. Our work contributes to new treatments, supports evidence-based practice and potentially changes our patients' treatment journey.
Paediatric Research Sister
The education will help me think more critically about patients' conditions, treatments and management.
Nurse

Midwifery at University Hospitals Bristol

St Michael’s Hospital is a small and friendly NHS teaching hospital with links to Bristol University and the University of the West of England.

We provide a range of facilities including maternity services (a midwifery led unit and central delivery suite), gynaecology, gynae-oncology and children’s and adult audiology, ear nose and throat outpatients and genetics.

Why choose us?

To work in a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC

A workplace that strives to better itself in a career you can feel proud of.

For more variety

All of our Band 5, 6 and 7 midwives have the option to rotate through our different maternity services including central delivery suite, the community and postnatal wards.  We also have several specialist midwives working in specialist roles including Patient Safety, Substance Misuse and Maternal Mental Health.

Opportunities to progress

There are lots of opportunities for education, development and progression at St Michael’s Hospital. For Newly Qualified Midwives, we have an excellent preceptorship programme, upon completion of which our new Midwives will be given a Band 6 Midwife position at UH Bristol.

Multicultural city

Working in a diverse city such as Bristol allows the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients from different backgrounds and ways of life.

Referral Centre

Being a large regional fetal and maternal medicine service, the Trust receives referral cases from the entire South West region, delivered to the hospital for specialist care. This means that the cases can be varied with opportunities to learn.

Working partnership

The Midwifery Unit has a close working relationship with the neonatal intensive care unit and the gynaecology services, which allows opportunities for midwives to work in both of these areas if desired.

I come to work to make a difference for the women and babies I care for each day. The team at St. Michael’s is so supportive of one another and the staffing levels are so much better than other areas I have worked in.
Midwife – Central Delivery Suite
Since I started 5 months ago, I have felt welcomed and supported. I have been given a bespoke practice development plan encompassing all areas of maternity services.
Band 5 Midwife
New inspirational leaders are supporting and driving transformation, allowing opportunities for everyone to be involved in changing maternity services.
Band 7 Midwifery Team

Our People

  • Welcome
    Isabel
    Trainee Nurse Practitioner in Paediatric Neurosciences

    Rising Star, Isabel, sums up her career at UH Bristol as an incredible and challenging journey, yet one that was always fulfilling.

  • Vicky
    Vicky
    Diabetes Specialist Midwife

    There are so many different development opportunities available within the Trust which can help you to progress your career...

  • Colin UH Bristol Paediatric
    Colin
    Paediatric Advanced Transport Nurse Practitioner

    Rising Star, Colin, has found the perfect role for him in Paediatrics, supporting in the transfer of critically ill children, so they can receive the best care possible here at UH Bristol.

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    Children’s Nurse
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Role Types and Additional Information

Research and Trials

The Women’s and Children’s Division have incredible access to research studies and clinical trials in order to give patients the most effective care possible. New and novel drugs are introduced to the relevant patient populations via clinical trials, while novel therapies may also be offered to patients alongside researching existing treatments, therapies and interventions.

Within the last year the W&C Division Research Unit has recruited 3,277 patients into 72 actively recruiting studies, with the research nurse and midwife team leading recruitment and providing the clinical and supportive care throughout.

Find out more about research at UH Bristol here.

Read more about the Children’s Hospital Annual Review here.